The time is near. North Carolina’s Amazing Coast: Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas soon will be in local bookstores.

A delight for learners of all ages, the book is a true partnership of the North Carolina and Georgia Sea Grant programs. Terri Kirby Hathaway, our marine education specialist, and Kathleen Angione, a writer and former Coastwatch senior editor, teamed with Georgia writers David Bryant and George Davidson, and illustrator Charlotte Ingram.

“I can’t wait to hold the book in my hands,” notes Hathaway, who will be working with teachers to develop lesson plans.

More than two dozen new North Carolina entries — such as the red wolf, margined sea star, blanket flower and maritime forest — join a selection of southeastern species that also appeared in the Georgia’s Amazing Coast.

To learn more about the book, check our May launch celebration plans and keep track of book signings this summer, go online to

To order directly from the University of Georgia Press, go to

This article was published in the Spring 2013 issue of Coastwatch.

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